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Apple said to have met with AR suppliers at CES 2018

Apple said to have met with AR suppliers at CES 2018

CES 2018 has come and gone now, and while Apple doesn't have an official presence at the event it appears Cupertino was in attendance to meet with suppliers. It's been rumored for some time now that Apple is working on an augmented reality device, most likely glasses or a headset, and a new report indicates the company met with several AR component suppliers.

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The Walking Dead renewed for season nine on AMC

The Walking Dead renewed for season nine on AMC

In what should come as little surprise, TV network AMC announced this weekend that its hit zombie apocalypse show, The Walking Dead, will be returning for a ninth season this fall. The news comes with an interesting shakeup behind the camera as well, as Scott M. Gimple, TWD's showrunner since season four, is being replaced by writer and co-executive producer Angela Kang.

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2019 Ford Ranger revealed in Detroit with 2.3L EcoBoost

2019 Ford Ranger revealed in Detroit with 2.3L EcoBoost

This is it: one of the most iconic nameplates in trucks has returned to the US, with the covers taken off the 2019 Ford Ranger at the Detroit Auto Show today. Aiming to take a bite out of the midsize truck market, it's a slice of F-150 ability in a more urban-friendly package. All the same, Ford knows well enough that you can't count solely on nostalgia for sales.

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2019 Chevrolet Silverado adds tech, drops weight, snarks F-150

2019 Chevrolet Silverado adds tech, drops weight, snarks F-150

Chevrolet has whipped the covers off the new 2019 Silverado 1500, the company's latest pickup and arguably the most important truck in the American automaker's line-up. An eight-strong line-up, spanning work-focused through to performance, with premium features and advanced driver-assistance along the way, it's Chevy's retort to the F-150 and the product of more than 7m miles of testing by the time it arrives in dealerships.

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Hawaii missile attack alert sparks mistaken terror

Hawaii missile attack alert sparks mistaken terror

A terrifying false warning of an incoming missile sent residents of Hawaii into a panic earlier today, after blaring news of an imminent strike on their smartphones. "Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii," the all-capitals message warned. "Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill."

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Major League Soccer launches own esports league for FIFA 18 World Cup

Major League Soccer launches own esports league for FIFA 18 World Cup

The worlds of traditional professional sports leagues and esports just got a bit more overlap. Major League Soccer (MLS) has announced a new partnership with EA Sports to create its own esports league, dubbed eMLS, which will be tied to the worldwide competition for FIFA 18. eMLS will feature 19 of MLS's 23 clubs, with each real-world team selecting a professional gamer to represent them in competition.

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Fortnite player sued by Epic Games for stealing in-game currency

Fortnite player sued by Epic Games for stealing in-game currency

The last few months have seen Epic Games' Fortnite build up into one of today's most popular online multiplayer titles, especially on PC, and that means the developer is now working hard to dissuade and fight back against cheaters. Recently, that's included copyright infringement lawsuits against those who've coded their own cheats to guarantee themselves wins. But now the developer has filed a suit against a player for effectively stealing from them.

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Huawei patent reveals touch-sensitive smartwatch bezels

Huawei patent reveals touch-sensitive smartwatch bezels

Smartwatch interfaces could soon become much robust with a wider range of input gestures. A recently granted patent to Huawei reveals the company is working on smartwatch bezels that are touch-sensitive, much like the actual display, allowing them to detect different taps and swipes in multiple spots. This could open the door for additional controls beyond just taps on the screen, but without the need for more physical buttons on a wearable.

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John Wick spin-off TV series coming to Starz

John Wick spin-off TV series coming to Starz

Fans of the John Wick movies are in for a nice surprise: the rumored spin-off TV series has been given the greenlight for development, and will be coming to Starz at some point in the future. Titled The Continental, the series will be set in the same world of the John Wick movies but won't star Keanu Reeves as Wick, the assassin out for revenge for his murdered dog. Instead, the show will focus on the Continental, the hotel where films' assassins hang out, and its stories.

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Xbox One original Duke controller priced for release in March

Xbox One original Duke controller priced for release in March

Several months ago it was revealed that gaming accessories maker Hyperkin and Seamus Blackley, one of the designers of the original Xbox console, were working on an updated version of "the Duke," the huge controller that was included with the Xbox when it launched in 2001. The new, recreated version of the Duke was on display at Hyperkin's booth at CES 2018 this week, along with details on pricing and a release date.

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ZTE Axon M is first of multiple folding phones the maker has planned

ZTE Axon M is first of multiple folding phones the maker has planned

Last year, ZTE released a smartphone with two displays called the Axon M. This phone has a hinge sandwiched between the displays, enabling it to fold like a clamshell phone. ZTE calls this a folding phone, though it doesn't quite meet the folding definition -- it has two displays, not one flexible folding display, which is the primary goal for some phone makers. The Axon M, ZTE has said, is only the first among the company's folding handsets.

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VISA signatures will soon be optional as chip takes over

VISA signatures will soon be optional as chip takes over

Back in October, MasterCard announced that it will eliminate signatures for card holders starting in 2018. Following that, VISA has made a similar announcement, saying that signatures will be made optional for all merchants that support the EMV chip. The move away from signatures has started as many banking customers in North America use credit and debit cards featuring the chip.

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